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Old 02-02-2013, 13:18   #1
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Has Youtube Helped You With Your Glock?

Note I am not knocking anyone using youtube to learn how to do something with a Glock or any gun. I know there are people who use youtube for learning how to do things with Glocks and have succeeded where this guy failed. I am not knocking those who do that.

I was talking to a gunsmith I know and he mentioned that someone brought him a Glock that someone messed up trying to follow a youtube video. In this case the solution was just a simple replacing of a part. This issue had to do with a trigger job where he was trying to drill and dremel into the trigger bar. This is not the first time someone brought him a Glock with a "oops I did something to my gun and now I have a problem".

It got me thinking how many people have had youtube help them do something to their Glock and how many have made a "oops"?







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Old 02-02-2013, 13:32   #2
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SO followed YouTube on a trigger mod and made a jig to be able to drill the trigger bar the same every time, so now I get a sub 2# trigger consistently.
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Old 02-02-2013, 13:40   #3
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Watched a bunch of YT videos about cleaning, grip, stance, etc...while jones-ing for mine through the interminable State Police waiting period.

Good general information, IMHO, but I wouldn't do any gunsmithing based on videos.
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Old 02-02-2013, 15:55   #4
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Good general information, IMHO, but I wouldn't do any gunsmithing based on videos.
This......And the best Glock videos on YouTube are by hickok45
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Old 02-02-2013, 16:35   #5
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This......And the best Glock videos on YouTube are by hickok45
Yes indeed...and he makes it look easy!
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Old 02-02-2013, 14:07   #6
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sorry, didn't get the thing with drilling the trigger bar?
why have the guys down that? for which purpose?
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Old 02-02-2013, 14:16   #7
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sorry, didn't get the thing with drilling the trigger bar?
why have the guys down that? for which purpose?
I do not know if this was the same video that the guy used but this is a video that may answer your question.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xve2t8cKgHo




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Old 02-02-2013, 14:27   #8
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now i got it, thanks TSAX
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Old 02-02-2013, 14:33   #9
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I use it as a refresher for field striping other pistols (Brownings, Berettas, Colt w\ and w\o flgr,Rugers, etc) .
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Old 02-02-2013, 14:45   #10
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I used you tube to help me decide to buy my Gen 3 23! Definitely not an oops!
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Old 02-02-2013, 16:48   #11
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I used you tube to help me decide to buy my Gen 3 23! Definitely not an oops!
Same here. I also used it to learn how to field strip and clean my Glock before I even went out to the gun store to pick up my 23. I wanted to make sure that I knew exactly how to take it apart and put it back together before I even picked one up.

I personally wouldn't do any modifications based on YouTube videos, but that has more to do with my lack of faith in myself, rather than a lack of faith in YouTube people.

If I wanted to do any mods done, I'd take it to a professional, since I know for a fact I'd screw it up, YouTube or no YouTube.
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Old 02-02-2013, 14:55   #12
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Youtube videos about Glocks are interesting and sometimes even fascinating.

However, the greatest real help I found is:
Ptooma Productions :The Complete glock Reference Guide".
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Old 02-02-2013, 15:04   #13
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Yep successfully everytime, have used it for other guns I have, and all of my dads guns just easier to watch it and follow along then to read. Some videos even have some nice tricks.


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Old 02-02-2013, 16:22   #14
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There weren't no YouTube when I started Glocking....

And any YouTube video about Glocks that show the use of a hammer, drill, or dremel tool should be removed!
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Old 02-02-2013, 16:28   #15
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I think youtube instructional videos are great.
They have helped me swap connectors and springs in my Glock.
And field strip / assemble my new AK74.

Like anything on the net.
1) Find some way to determine the source is credible.
2) A man has got to know his own limitations.

I'm no gunsmith.
And there are some things I'm just not going to attempt
on my self defense handgun.

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Old 02-02-2013, 16:36   #16
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Hickok45 is why i got a glock and specifically my g23.
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Old 02-02-2013, 16:59   #17
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Hickok45 is why i got a glock and specifically my g23.

I must laugh at you, wow.... follow the crowd. Get what you like, I'm a big fan of Hickok45 as well but he's 6'8 and is a big guy with huge hands. So he doesn't feel recoil and the g21 is not a problem for him.

I know he loves and swears by the .40 but that isn't going to chose my caliber for me.

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Old 02-02-2013, 18:31   #18
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I must laugh at you, wow.... follow the crowd. Get what you like, I'm a big fan of Hickok45 as well but he's 6'8 and is a big guy with huge hands. So he doesn't feel recoil and the g21 is not a problem for him.

I know he loves and swears by the .40 but they isn't going to chose my caliber for me.
Its not my first .40 so he definitely didnt "pick my caliber". I picked my first glock based on his opinions because he has in depth reviews of alot of them.
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Old 02-02-2013, 16:41   #19
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Everytime I get some old gun to clean or has a problem I go to You tube and have so far always found what I needed. A couple I don't think I would have gotten them apart without the video's .

My Ruger 22/45 Mark 3 is a pain to get back together properly and it work. It has to do with the order you insert the magazine and turn the gun this way or that. I can never remember it so I just pull up the video.

I think the watcher has to use some common sense and good judgment .
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Old 02-02-2013, 16:51   #20
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Everything i've ever done to my glock i got the info from youtube coupled with GT and common sense. i watch multiple videos on a single mod to make sure it's the general way it should be done. i don't watch one video then attempt whatever i'm doing.
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Old 02-02-2013, 18:39   #21
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Youtube helped me learn to detail strip my 19. No modifications though...certainly nothing that involves a dremel.
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Old 02-02-2013, 18:46   #22
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I found out about Decal Grips through YouTube. I shot my 23 for the first time today with them on and really like them.
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Old 02-02-2013, 19:47   #23
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I have found the various utube videos very helpfull regarding the Glock info and other firearms as well. Obviously you shouldn't go overboard with everything that you see, but I learned a lot regarding disassembly, mods., and other recomendations and am grateful that such a source of information exists!
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Old 02-02-2013, 21:31   #24
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There weren't no YouTube when I started Glocking....
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am grateful that such a source of information exists!

Yep, youtube wasn't around when I started Glocking also. I have learned a few tricks from youtube like how to install the APEX kit in an M&P.






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Old 02-02-2013, 20:04   #25
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I have Glocks because of youtube and Hickok45!!!
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